To set up secret offshore companies, members of Latin America’s elite turn to a condo at a Brickell high-rise once featured on Miami Vice.
Olga Santini, the Miami representative for Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca, works out of a two-bedroom unit at the Palace, a waterfront tower on Brickell Avenue.
Mossack Fonseca specializes in setting up offshores for the world’s rich and powerful. The Miami Herald and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists received a massive leak of files — dubbed the “Panama Papers” — from inside the firm last year.
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Hundreds of shell companies — many of them registered in the British Virgin Islands